NYC songstress Lea Anderson was prepping for the release of her video “One Good Man” when the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile took place last week. Moved by the chaos, that’s when she decided to write a song called “Tell Me Yes.”
“Tell them yes, we can change the world,” she optimistically sings on the reggae-tinged song.
“Although I am scheduled to release my video for ‘One Good Man’ this month, my heart hasn’t been completely focused on romance. Instead, I’ve been thinking of justice, equality, and ending police brutality,” she says.”My heart has never been so heavy and broken at the same time. The only way that I know how to heal is through song. I hope that this can help others more than it can help me,” she captioned with the black-and-white video, which ends with a potent quote by the late playwright Lorraine Hansberry.
Be on the lookout for her next video “One Good Man” coming later this month.